What Happened in April 1747

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 13 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, born in Château de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1793)
  • Apr 23 Abbé Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, French composer and painter, born in Paris (d. 1828)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63
  • Apr 3 Francesco Solimena, Italian painter, dies at 89
  • Apr 7 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal, dies at 70
  • Apr 9 Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England